International Journal of Power Electronics Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Inderscience

Journal description

IJPElec is a refereed international journal which presents to the international scientific community important results of work in this field, whether in the form of modelling, simulation, analysis, fundamental research, development, application, design or real-time implementation. The scope of IJPElec is broad, encompassing all aspects of power electronics.

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Website International Journal of Power Electronics (IJPElec) website
ISSN 1756-638X

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    • Reviewed 10/02/2014
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: In this research study, direct torque and flux control of an Induction Motor Drive (IMD) using Sliding-Mode Speed Controllers (SMSC) and Fuzzy-Logic Speed Controller (FLSC) are presented to achieve high performance of stator current, electromagnetic torque and motor speed in both transient as well as in steady-state conditions. The PI Speed Controller (PISC) gives good steady-state performance, but poor dynamic response. Therefore, the SMSC is considered to achieve continuous control of motor speed and also electromagnetic torque. Furthermore, FLSC is considered to get high performance, dynamic tracking and speed accuracy at various load torque conditions. The performances of each speed controller techniques are tested under various load toque and speed condition for its robustness. A detailed comparison of different control approaches are carried out in a MATALB/Simulink environment at different operating conditions, such as forward and reversal motoring with no-load, load, sudden change in speed and sudden zero speed.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(2):147 - 178. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.061470
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    ABSTRACT: This paper deals with a three-level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) rectifier-based midpoint converter-fed Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drive. The three-level NPC rectifier for midpoint converter-fed SRM drive is used for improving power quality at AC mains and to balance the DC link capacitor voltages. The proposed three-level NPC rectifier is designed, modelled and its performance simulated using MATLAB/Simulink environment. The performance of proposed three-level NPC rectifier-based midpoint converter-fed SRM drive is compared with a six-pulse bridge converter-fed SRM drive to demonstrate its improved power quality.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(1):1 - 17. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.060702
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a single-stage isolated power factor corrected power supply (SSIPP) fed permanent magnet brushless DC (BLDC) motor drive. An advantage of fast voltage regulation with single voltage control loop of SSIPP is utilised to develop a power factor correction (PFC) based BLDC motor drive. The speed of BLDC motor is controlled by varying the DC link voltage of the voltage source inverter (VSI) feeding BLDC motor using a single voltage sensor. A boost-flyback SSIPP operating in discontinuous inductor current mode (DICM) is used for the voltage control with improved power quality at AC mains. A fundamental frequency switching of VSI is used instead of pulse width modulation (PWM) switching to avoid high frequency switching losses in it. The performance of the proposed BLDC motor drive is evaluated for wide range of speed control with power quality indices with-in the recommended limits of international power quality standards such as IEC 61000-3-2.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(2):179 - 200. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.061471
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    ABSTRACT: The switched-mode power supplies are widely used in very low voltage and high-power applications where large conversion ratios are required. In such cases, the quadratic buck converter is the suitable one compared to buck, cascaded buck and multi-phase choppers, because of their limitations in switching frequency and losses. This paper presents mathematical analysis, design and simulation of a quadratic buck converter using fixed frequency Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM)-based Sliding-Mode (SM) controller in order to obtain fast dynamic performance. The design aspects include choice of sliding surface, deriving existing and stability conditions, control parameter selection and their analysis. The performance of the proposed converter is compared with the conventional Average Current-Mode (ACM) controller. In average current mode, the tuning of the PI controller for the inner current loop and outer voltage loop is done using bode plots. The simulation results for the two types of controllers are represented for analysing dynamic performance, as well as line and load regulations.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(2):103 - 130. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.061468
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a STATCOM-based voltage and frequency regulation for stand-alone asynchronous generator feeding linear and nonlinear loads. The SEIG have inherent poor voltage and frequency regulation. The voltage and frequency depend upon the load current and power factor of the load with fixed excitation capacitor employing unregulated turbines. The changing consumer load requires variable reactive power compensation for excitation requirement. Consumer load contains harmonics and performance of SEIG is largely affected by these load harmonics. A current controlled voltage source inverter working as STATCOM is used for harmonic elimination, load balancing and variable reactive power compensation. A DC chopper with dump load is connected across DC bus capacitor to regulate varying consumer load. The control algorithm has been first co-simulated with processor in the loop (PIL) and then experimentally validated. The transient behaviour of developed prototype system for application and removal of balanced, unbalanced, nonlinear load is investigated.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(2):131 - 146. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.061469
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    ABSTRACT: Power electronics equipment is deployed for control of power flow in electrical domain. Steady and fast growth in controller, active and passive power and control components, power control topologies etc. and the impact on overall gains it makes to society have led the evolution process of power electronics field to mature fast. Apparently, contemporary SMC concepts with their simple implementation procedures using structure switching mechanism along with their ability to reject disturbances and also generate parametric insensitivity remain very attractive research area for several decades. However, compared to PI control, their market penetration in power electronics domain is below expected line. Inertia to market penetration of SMC idea is large. For practical implementation, PI control remains as industry standard. This paper, using experimental design approach, tries to figure out basic differences between PI control and SMC concepts in shaping up a completely engineered product in power electronics domain.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(1):42 - 65. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.060707
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    ABSTRACT: In the present scenario, the development of multilevel inverter is becoming popular for industrial applications and higher scale renewable green power technologies such as fuel cell, PV cell and wind turbine systems connected to the load. But the traditional multilevel topologies have large components and complex Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) controller leading to reduced harmonics and voltage stress on the load. Therefore, a new topology of a cascaded multilevel inverter employing less number of switches with reduced gate driver circuits and simple control scheme is presented in this paper. A comprehensive MATLAB/Simulink model of a seven-level inverter and the generation of control pulses using multi-carrier-based PWM is evolved and discussed. With the aid of LabVIEW, an experimental prototype is developed and their results are compared with simulation results.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(1):88 - 102. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.060709
  • International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(3):276. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.064649
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    ABSTRACT: A new digitally controlled, bridgeless AC/DC buck converter that operates in discontinuous-input-voltage mode (DIVM) is presented. It inherits power factor correction property and draws continuous input current during conduction period. In addition, the efficiency of the proposed buck PFC rectifier is improved by adopting a bridgeless configuration. The converter also works as a voltage-doubler which reduces the size of the output capacitors. Detailed operating analysis, design criteria, and modelling of the buck converter are reported. Experimental results for verifying the theoretical analysis are also presented.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2013; 5(2):125 - 144. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2013.055663
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we propose three new single-phase switch mode cycloconverters. Instead of simple switching scheme of P- and N-controlled rectifier-converters, high frequency switching of full bridge rectified outputs has been used with the help of SMPS topologies. This enables the input current switching at high frequencies and effective current shaping using passive filters. The input supply is an AC source followed by a full bridge rectifier circuit, the output of which is fed to the SMPS converters. The output voltages of the proposed cycloconverters are controllable step-up and step-down in nature with duty cycle control of switching regulators. Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the input current of the proposed circuits is minimised by input filters before the rectifier. Input power factor and efficiency of the circuits are high. Open loop sliding control technique is applied to ensure good power quality at desired performance. Details of operation and circuit performance are presented in this paper.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2013; 5(5/6):368 - 391. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2013.058668
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    ABSTRACT: An automatic calibration method for a previously proposed sensorless adaptive voltage positioning (SLAVP) controller is presented in this article. The SLAVP scheme achieves AVP control without the need for current sensing and sampling required by conventional AVP schemes. However, the accuracy of the SLAVP control scheme is sensitive to the power path equivalent DC resistance value, R<sub align="right"> eq </sub>. An automatic calibration method is developed in this article in order to calibrate the SLAVP control law when R<sub align="right"> eq </sub> varies as a result of components aging or component replacement after initial design, for examples. The theoretical basis of the automatic calibration method is presented along with proof-of-concept experimental results for verification.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2013; 5(3/4):248 - 261. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2013.057047
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    ABSTRACT: A novel duty-cycle modulation control scheme for buck power converters is studied in this paper. Compared to the widely used pulse width modulation technique encountered in power electronics, the proposed control scheme offers under the same operating conditions a variety of merits, including a greater hardware simplicity, a lower modulation frequency and a better transient response. In addition, while offering new characteristics, it provides under load disturbances the same level of robustness than the standard pulse width modulation control technique. The characteristics of both control techniques are validated and compared on a well tested prototyping buck converter, using a mix of analytical reasoning, virtual simulations, and real tests on a laboratory workbench.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2013; 5(3/4):185 - 199. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2013.057038
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, the modular development of a three-phase single stage ac-dc power converter based on single-phase ac-dc isolated full-bridge converter for telecom power supply applications is presented. Three single-phase converter modules are series connected to form a three-phase converter system to achieve balanced three-phase currents. This paper analyses the operation of a modular converter in continuous conduction mode (CCM) of power factor correction. The performance of such a modular full-bridge converter system has been evaluated with simulation based on a MATLAB model and the results are also presented. The main objective of the proposed system is to reduce the number of stages and improve the power factor of the input ac mains current. The proposed scheme offers simple control strategy, electrically isolated output, single-stage power conversion, elimination of power transformer at the front end and inherent power factor correction (PFC) for medium rating power supplies.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2013; 5(1):30 - 44. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2013.054142
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents the implementation of feedforward in digital domain to meet the audio susceptibility as per MIL STD 461C for voltage mode digitally controlled DC-DC converters. The feed-forward is accomplished through the estimation of duty ratio based on the input voltage at every switching cycle. The prototype converter developed is having galvanic isolation in the forward and feedback path and is based on single ended forward topology. An optimised discrete controller is provided in the feedback path to achieve desired dynamic performance. The feed forward scheme was implemented along with discrete feedback controller using a 16-bit fixed point microcontroller. The design of optimised discrete compensator and the audio rejection of a converter with such a feedback controller are presented. The simulation model of the converter with proposed digital feed forward/feedback controller using SIMULINK and its results against input disturbances are also presented. Experimental results are presented in this paper to validate the theoretical analysis.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2013; 5(3/4):200 - 215. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2013.057040
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    ABSTRACT: This paper proposes an energy efficient modulation scheme suitable for multilevel inverter fed five-phase induction motor. Five-phase multilevel inverter provides good quality five-phase variable voltage and variable frequency supply to five-phase induction motor, which ensure reduced torque ripple and improved drive efficiency. This modulation inherits the features of fundamental frequency modulation and phase shifted carrier modulation in power conversion and resolves the contradiction between high frequency and accuracy in a digital control scheme. Base modulator and hybrid formulation control algorithms are realised with TMS320F2407 DSP processor and Xilinx XC95108 CPLD controllers. The performance studies with induction motor are evaluated in terms of power loss, weighted total harmonic distortion and torque ripple. Selected simulation and experiment results are reported to verify and validate the effectiveness of the proposed technique.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2013; 5(1):45 - 55. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2013.054145